ABM Names David Goodes Chief Human Resources Officer

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, today announced that David Goodes has joined the company as senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Mr. Goodes will be instrumental in driving an HR strategy that will focus on supporting change management, organizational development and employee engagement as ABM implements its long-term strategic vision.

“As we set out to achieve our 2020 Vision, we put a great deal of thought and effort into finding the right candidate to lead our Human Resources organization at this transformative time in our history,” said Scott Salmirs, president and chief executive officer, ABM. “I am confident that David’s leadership will support the important changes we are making to deliver exceptional facility solutions as we reposition ABM from a services-orientated business to a solution-driven company.”

Goodes brings 20+ years of human resources, marketing and operations experience to ABM, specializing in helping organizations drive change and rapid growth. Prior to joining ABM, David held impressive leadership roles over the past nine years at Hess Corporation. Most recently, David served as the executive vice president of Human Resources for Hess Retail, a $12.5B business and the largest convenient store operator on the east coast. Previously, he led Human Resources and Organizational Development at Saks Fifth Avenue.

“I am proud to join ABM during this exciting time of transition to create an increasingly customer-centric organization and deliver more value to the industries we serve,” said David Goodes, chief human resources officer, ABM. “The foundation of any great company is its people and I look forward to working alongside ABM’s 100,000-plus employees to enable positive change in attaining our 2020 Vision.”

ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of end-to-end facility solutions with revenues of $4.9 billion and more than 100,000 employees deployed in over 300 offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM's comprehensive capabilities include electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, janitorial, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes - from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

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Source:ABM Industries Incorporated